Business incubation at the CfHS ACHIEVE BUSINESS SUCCESS AT THE CENTRE FOR HEALTH SCIENCE (CfHS) Developed by Highland and Islands Enterprise, The CfHS, adjacent to the Inverness Campus, is the only business incubator building in the Highlands and Islands of Scotland dedicated to life science and health related businesses. Whether you are starting up a new and innovative idea, expanding or looking to relocate your business, the Centre for Health Science has the flexibility to meet your needs. "The Centre for Health Science presented the right environment to grow our business; by locating here it has lead to more collaborative opportunities and helped further the growth of our company" Dave Kelly, Director, Albasoft Ltd We offer standard business units as well as easy in, easy out options including virtual office and hot desk facilities. Standard Unit: can be designed to your own specification, office or lab. 2 2 Units vary in size from 20m to 70m and lease terms are negotiable. Virtual Office*: offers access to a serviced, shared and furnished office for a minimum term of six months. Hot Desk* (rent-a-desk): offers access to a desk within a furnished office and can be rented for as little as half a day. *These options offer access to facilities, infrastructure, meeting rooms and business development support that larger, established companies benefit from but without the need to commit to large
premises and lengthy lease terms Both options are flexible with wifi internet access, reception, utilities and business rates at an all-inclusive cost. Why locate at the CfHS? • Designed to create a climate that stimulates commercialisation opportunities leading to new products and services the centre brings together expertise in health related research, education, training and patient care in an innovative and collaborative environment. • Companies have the opportunity to work alongside established organisations, leading in the health science community; UHI, University of Stirling, University of Aberdeen, NHS Highland, NHS Education for Scotland, LifeScan Scotland Ltd and the Centre for Rural Health. • The Centre’s management company actively exists to support tenants and help them identify and develop opportunities for further growth. Lying at the heart of Inverness’ medical cluster the Centre is colocated with the district general hospital, Raigmore, LifeScan Scotland Ltd (a J & J company)
and Maggie’s Highland offering access to leading health and clinical life science facilities. It is directly connected to the Inverness Campus by pedestrian and cycle bridge. Business incubation is available on the first and second floors of the CfHS. A total of ~480 sq m is currently available, individual company requirements can be accommodated by a variety of options both for office, research and development and laboratory space.
At a glance • State-of-the-art facility • Prestigious business address • Access to a community of expertise and networking events • Access to contract research laboratories and clinical research facility • Conference and meeting rooms • Cafe, library, courtyard • Secure parking • 24 hour access
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SPACE FOR EVENTS Create an inspiring setting for your event by hosting it in the modern, stylish and unique location that the Centre for Health Science offers.
clinical outcomes, publications and commercialisation.
The Centre for Health Science has the modern facilities to meet a variety of needs including training, conference, exhibitions and other events. The Centre can offer a wide range of facilities that are flexible, versatile and adaptable and excellent customer care is provided on site by the Centre management team. Rooms are well equipped with audio visual technology and can be set up to meet your individual requirements. Facilities include: • 150 seat auditorium • 100 and 50 seat lecture theatres • Classrooms, seminar rooms and meeting rooms • Video conferencing • Computer training room • Library • Cafe • Internal street and outdoor courtyard • On site catering
RESEARCH One of the key aims of the Centre for Health Science was to build upon the health science research activity in the region which is encouraged through collaboration, knowledge transfer, improved clinical outcomes, publications and commercialisation.
Since the first phase of the Centre was opened in 2006 over 70 research projects have taken place attracting over £6m of funding, working with a wide range of partners including University of Edinburgh, University of Aberdeen, Glasgow School of Art, NHS Highland and NHS Education for Scotland. There are always opportunities for collaborative research projects in the Centre for Health Science, in particular in the areas of: • • • • • •
diabetes genetics telehealthcare and digital medicine rural health lipidomics clinical trials
If you are looking to run a clinical trial the Highland Clinical Research Facility is ideal. Or if you are looking for a lab to run contract research, UHI's Department of Diabetes and Cardiovascular Science can help.
Transport Links The Centre has ready access to main transport connections; Inverness Airport only 15 minutes away, Inverness Train and Bus Station only 10 minutes away and well connected to the local transport network
Contact To enquire about Business Incubation or hosting your next event call Lindsey Moodie, The Centre for Health Science Management Co: Tel: +44 (0)1463 255915 or e mail: firstname.lastname@example.org
Published on Jan 21, 2013